Author: Jonathan Mosen

Marlaina Lieberg honoured and celebrated on the next episode of The Blind Side Podcast. Share your memories for inclusion

I was sad to read this weekend that Marlaina Lieberg has died. Marlaina was one of those remarkable people who touched many hearts and lives, not just in one way, but in many ways. She made a difference in multiple areas and was a tireless advocate, dedicated guide dog handler, technology enthusiast and broadcaster. And …

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The Blind Side Podcast 85, The Daily Fibre Premium podcast. What it is, why we’re doing it, how to get it and a free demo episode.

Following many requests, The Daily Fibre, the technology news show Jonathan Mosen produces for Mushroom FM, is available as a podcast. Producing it is time-consuming, and that’s why it’s been made a premium podcast, costing just a quarter per episode, $5 USD per month. Jonathan discusses how this podcast came about, what it contains, and …

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Subscribe to The Daily Fibre podcast for just a quarter per episode

As a confirmed geek from way back, I love reading the latest tech news. In January 2018, I decided to start a daily Internet radio show on Mushroom FM called The Daily Fibre. It blends the latest tech news with a great mix of music from the 50s through the 80s.   It’s been very …

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The Blind Side Podcast 84, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. how to get it now, summary and demonstrations of some new features

Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 Update will be coming to a PC near you very soon. It’s available now if you’d like to be an early adopter. Visit the Windows download page to get started. Jonathan Mosen discusses new features in the Windows 10 April 2018 update, demonstrating Timeline, Focus Assist, and some cool new …

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The Blind Side Podcast 83, federal hands are off Canadian harnesses, write Alexa skills without knowing a line of code using Amazon Blueprints

In the previous episode, we led with the breaking news that the Canadian General Standards Board has abandoned plans to adopt a federal standard for service dog animals, following a widespread backlash. Jonathan Mosen speaks with Yvonne Peters and Tom Dekker, who played critical roles in this successful advocacy campaign. Even if you’re not directly …

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The Blind Side Podcast 82, victory for Canadian guide dog handlers, Braille readers give their testimonies, should the sighted give up their seats for us, and Pam MacNeill from Disability Responsiveness New Zealand

We lead with the breaking news that the Canadian General Standards Board has abandoned its proposed service dogs standards, covered extensively in episode 43 of this podcast. Many listeners emailed or called with feedback about the difference Braille has made to their lives. We include a selection of the comments. We learn about new legislation …

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The Blind Side Podcast 81, En-Vision America, deleting Facebook, and long live Braille

Jonathan has a couple of new gadgets. A new Samsung wireless charger that allows the iPhone X to be upright which helps with Face ID, and a Bluetooth transmitter dongle that he hopes will help him and Bonnie to use Aira at the same time. He describes both cool new toys. To subscribe to the …

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I’m deleting Facebook. It’s a matter of conscience

Introduction If you’re leaving a room full of people you’ve been talking with, I think it’s polite to say goodbye. So it was out of courtesy that I let my Facebook friends know that I am about to delete my account. Of course, whether they see that post or not depends on the degree to …

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The Blind Side Podcast 80, Microsoft Research brings Virtual reality to the blind with Canetroller, and are we blind people, or people who are blind?

Microsoft has delivered some innovative new products to blind people in recent times. We’ve talked about Seeing AI and Soundscape on the podcast before. Now, Microsoft researchers are considering how virtual reality, a technology many of us think of as inherently visual, might be put to use in a blindness context. The Canetroller just might …

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A review of Aira. What it is, how it works, and the ways it has changed my life

Author’s note. Due to the amount of interest in this post, I update it from time-to-time with additional information and experiences. If you would like to support keeping this post current, I’d be super grateful if, when joining Aira, you would use my referral link. Thanks so much. This post was last updated on 14 …

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